Sunday, November 9, 2014


During the early 1960s, when the Cold War was at its most intense, there was a nightclub in West Berlin called the Tangier Club. The club served as a nexus for intelligence agents working for the West, keeping tabs on Soviet activities beyond the Berlin Wall. An American OSS agent worked in the club as "Lumendorf" the stage magician and he served as the go-between for passing on information. (Among those he worked with were con-man cousins Tony Fleming and Timmy Sinclair.) 
Timmy Sinclair and Tony Fleming arrive at the Tangier

Although we only saw the Tangiers club in an episode of 'The Rogues', there have been other Cold War episodes set in West Berlin which may have had reason to set a scene in a nightclub. 'It Takes A Thief' for example, or 'Mission Impossible'. Should that nightclub go unnamed, then why not have it be the Tangier Club? 
A few years later the owner of the Tangier Club set his sights on establishing a similar concern in America, but as a much grander venue - a casino and hotel. And so he built the Tangiers in Las Vegas, which has often found itself the focus of investigations by the CSI unit of the LVPD since the 1990s.
  • 'The Rogues' - "Run For The Money"
  • 'CSI' - recurring

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